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Wings Over North Georgia Air Show to debut in Rome

Wings Over North Georgia Air Show to debut in Rome

ROME, Ga. -- Another world-class aviation event is coming to north Georgia.

The inaugural Wings Over North Georgia Air Show will be held at Rome's Richard B. Russell Regional Airport next September, joining Peachtree City's Great Georgia Airshow and Marietta's Wings Over Atlanta.

Wings Over North Georgia officials announced Monday that the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Demonstration Team will headline the first show. In their nine distinctive red and white jets, the Snowbirds serve as Canadian Forces ambassadors and demonstrate professionalism, teamwork, excellence, discipline and dedication.

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Revenue stamped its approval on $50 million in donations under the Georgia Scholarship Tax Credit Program.

The program lets people and businesses get tax credit for donations to scholarships for Georgia children to attend private schools.

Fifty million dollars is the most allowed under the program. In 2012, the statewide cap on donations will increase by the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index until 2018.

Individuals can donate up to $1,000, while married couples have a donation cap of $2,500. Corporations can donate up to 75 percent of their state income tax liability.

The American Federation for Children estimated more than 6,000 students last year got scholarships to attend private schools through the program.

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

ATLANTA, Ga. – Thanksgiving is traditionally a holiday reserved for fellowship with family and friends. Most of us enjoy a huge meal, fight through the subsequent stomachache, hang with your favorite cousins and watch football, however, everyone doesnt enjoy turkey day in the same fashion. Some families have unique traditions that may not be consistent with, what we would call an average Thanksgiving. So, if you’re looking to change-up your routine, check out some of the ideas the “Where U Live” team put together.   

John Isner Tennis Camp to return next summer

John Isner Tennis Camp to return next summer

ROME, Ga. -- Tennis professional and University of Georgia alum John Isner will host another summer camp in Rome in 2012.

Isner and UGA tennis coach Will Glenn will hold the tennis training camp for children ages 10-17 from Sunday, July 15 to Thursday, July 19 at Berry College.

MORE: The 2011 John Isner Tennis Camp

"John Isner and Will Glenn were pleased with their experience in the Rome community and feel that they can grow their camp with our superb tennis programs and the future of the Tennis Center of Georgia," said Lisa Smith, executive director of the Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)

Greater Rome CVB to offer Civil War river tour

Greater Rome CVB to offer Civil War river tour

ROME, Ga. -- Set sail on Rome's three rivers on Sunday, Oct. 23 to learn the historical significance of these waterways.

Tickets are now on sale for Spirits of the Civil War: Rome's Riverways. Climb aboard the Roman Holiday, the city's public excursion boat, to experience Rome's historical vistas from a unique perspective and understand the power that the waters held in fighting Union troops during the 1860s.

MORE: Learn about Rome's Spirits of the Civil War series

Captain Dennis Nordeman will lead the cruise down the rivers, sharing local lore, key Civil War events and the natural features that help troops get from place to place and defend themselves during battles.

Tickets for the Civil War river tour are $5 for adults and $2 for children ages 12 and under.

LearningRx Raises Awareness by Hosting a Free Educational Event During National ADHD Awareness Month

LearningRx Raises Awareness by Hosting a Free Educational Event During National ADHD Awareness Month

Kennesaw, GA, September 28, 2011  – Brain training provides a powerful, proven way to permanently reduce or eliminate the need for ADHD medication. The brain training experts at LearningRx say it’s a solution that parents need to learn about this National ADHD Awareness Month. On Thursday, September 29th at 6:30PM, LearningRx will host a free educational event on ADHD. Guest speaker will be Dr. Clark Cantrell of Summit Pediatrics in Marietta who will discuss ADHD and the treatment options.

“So many people still don’t know that brain training can often bring life-long relief from the stresses and struggles of ADHD,” says LearningRx Kennesaw Director Kristen Thompson. “Medication can simply mask the symptoms with a short-term fix, and the need for medication, intervention and accommodation returns.